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August 11, 2019, 10:50 AM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Teen hacker Bill Demirkapi on finding bugs, that exposed 5M student records across 5,000 schools, in educational software from providers Blackboard and Follett  —  A FEW SHORT decades ago, the archetypal hacker was a bored teenager breaking into his school's network to change grades, à la Ferris Bueller.
Mishaal Rahman / XDA Developers:
Huawei announces its first device running Harmony OS, an Honor Vision smart TV launching on August 15  —  Companies that have traditionally been known for their smartphones are venturing into the smart TV business.  Xiaomi has been in this game for some time now, while OnePlus is also gearing up to launch its own smart screen product.
Maria Deutscher / SiliconANGLE:
Cisco to acquire Voicea, the maker of a voice assistant called Eva for business meetings; Voicea had raised $20M from investors including GV and Salesforce  —  Cisco Systems Inc. today announced that it's bolstering its family of collaboration products with the acquisition of Voicea …
The Block:
China's central bank official says its digital currency, CBDC, is “ready”, and will not rely entirely on a pure blockchain architecture  —  Mu Changchun, Deputy Chief in the Payment and Settlement Division of the People's Bank of China (PBOC,) stated that the CBDC prototype exists …
Masha Borak / Abacus:
QR code payments, which require opening an app, are causing holdups for public transit commuters in China, where 100M+ WeChat users regularly pay with QR codes  —  NFC availability is growing, but 100 million WeChat users are now paying for public transit with QR codes
Emine Saner / The Guardian:
Susan Wojcicki talks about the crises that have engulfed YouTube recently, the power of its platform, and being a working parent of five  —  As the crisis-hit video site struggles to stem the flow of extreme content, the CEO talks about her role as the internet's gatekeeper

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